Shailene Woodley Hates Being Compared to Jennifer Lawrence

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley hates being compared to Jennifer Lawrence and it all comes down to women should not be compared to other women. Woodley appeared on The Jimmy Fallon Show in March and in one segment was asked about the comparisons between herself an Lawrence. She paused for a moment while she revealed, comparisons lead to despair. The audience then booed her so the show decided to cut the segment. Later, she would go into further detail explaining that society as a whole makes women in general believe that they should compare themselves with other women. She believes however that as a whole that society will never be able advance if people are comparing themselves to others all the time.

She admits, though that she is not a feminist, unlike the feminism outbreak currently going on in Hollywood. Woodley has made it clear that it should be about equality, not women dominating men for power or vice versus. The Fault In Our Stars actress made it clear that the only thing she has in common with J-Law is short hair and that they both have a vagina. While she did admit before she took the lead role in Divergent she did seek out Lawrence for advice. Woodley admits they have common interests, but that does not mean they are alike in any way. Even though, stars like Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, and Lena Dunham are shouting from the rooftops they are feminist, ex-Secret Life of an American Teenager star is more about sisterhood. She claims most women are 50 percent female and 50 percent male and that is how it should be. Lately many have been comparing Shailene Woodley to Jennifer Lawrence and she truly hates being compared to anyone not just J-Law.

Her main problem with the whole feminism outbreak is that men are not going to treat women respectfully as long as women in general are not treating each other respectively. It all comes down to balance. She believes women should not have all the power and neither should men. While Woodley does not consider herself a feminist, she considers herself as more of a humanist. She does agree that there should be equality, as well. She feels like there is too much fighting occurring among women for feminism to work in today’s society. She is not the only celebrity to feel this way Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have stated they are not a feminist either, while Katy Perry is still undecided on the issue.

Woodley has stated that after the movie The Fault In Our Stars premiers she will be keeping low-key for a while. She admits that when the audience booed her for her opinion on being compared to J-law it upset her. She claims most would be upset by being booed by a whole audience though. Woodley has admitted that The Fault In Our Stars will be her last teen movie since she now identifies herself as a young adult instead of a teenager. Shailene Woodley thinks that no woman should be compared to another, even Jennifer Lawrence as that is what helps develop insecurities and that is what she truly hates. The Fault In Our Stars is due out in theaters June 6, 2014.

By Heather Tillman

NY Daily News

12 Responses to "Shailene Woodley Hates Being Compared to Jennifer Lawrence"

  1. Bdq   June 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

    This is a terribly written article. It’s like a high school research paper except it’s about a celebrity.

  2. Natasha Meyers   June 8, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I like her but she’s pretty ignorant on this issue. She just described feminism. People have such a wrong idea of what it is and act like it should be this dirty word.

    Feminism is not about female dictatorship, people.

    It’s about wanting the same wage, equal representation and not getting blamed for rape when wearing a short skirt.

    And it’s so frustrating that so many women are so quick to clarify that they’re not a feminist. You know who else were feminists? The women who marched to get our right to vote. The women who are fighting for the Nigerian government to do more to help find those girls because a terrorist group didn’t believe in Western education, especially for women. They are also the women who are fighting to tear down baby factories. And prevent 10-year-old girls from being sold into sex trafficking or early forced marriage.

    But by all means- don’t be a feminist!

    Come on. I’m a proud feminist. I also believe in doing more to lower (in a perfect world VANISH) children soldiers (who are boys). And to stop using the phrase “be a man” because I think men should be comfortable to show emotion without their masculinity being questioned.

    Feminists are not man hating, bra burning, dictators who don’t shave their armpits. We can bake cookies too! And embrace men while salivating over pictures of Joseph Gordan Levitt.

    If you believe in equality- sorry to break it down to you- you’re a feminist. Look it up in the dictionary. It’s equality, and just that.

  3. Camille   June 8, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Are you kidding me? She is so ignorant. Feminism is not about women dominating the world or destroying men. FEMINISM IS ABOUT EQUALITY.

  4. Claire   June 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I think that she is right. While the whole idea of feminism may be equality, it has evolved into something extreme, like many major social movements.

  5. cher   June 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Does she even know what she’s talking about? Please find out what feminism is before you say you’re not a feminist Shailene. What an idiot

  6. Thomas   June 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The whole feminist movement IS ABOUT EQUALITY BETWEEN SEXES. And equality for any marginalized group for that matter. She doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about.

    • Camille   June 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm


  7. bil   June 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Good for Shailene, and how rude is it that the audience booed here. I love JLaw and Shailene, but for different reasons that i believe they are role models.

  8. George not Clooney   June 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Asking someone for advice is now starting a fight according to losers that post here? I haven’t had such a good laugh since my colonoscopy.

    Comparing Jennifer or Shailene to anyone else is like comparing John Snow to Rob Stark. Just something for people with no lives to banter over so they can feel better about themselves.

    Instead of that useless bantering, go volunteer time to help people that might be able to use your efforts in a constructive way – or as I suspect most of you are not doing – get back to work and do your job and quite stealing time from your employer.

  9. Natalie   June 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

    JLaw? ‘She started it”? You sound like a 12 year old….Or a future stalker….

  10. Ashley   June 6, 2014 at 5:05 am

    That’s do rude Shailene is amazing in every way she deserves a whole lot more credit then that she’s talented and nice and eco friendly she’s perfect so stop hating. She only asked her because she was scared to have a long commitment to something and she cut her hair because her fault in our stars character has short hair and cancer

  11. James   June 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I’m sorry but this girl is so annoying…First she said on a talk show that she asked Jennifer Lawrence advice for Divergent and now oh no don’t compare me to JLaw…WHAT A FAKE! She started it….


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